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Expertise appreciated

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the staff at Anderson Dental and a special thanks to Jay their dental laboratory technician.

PSWID work questioned

I noticed in the April 8 addition of the Payson Roundup that the Gila County Board of Supervisors awarded a bid to an unknown contractor for $137,915 for refurbishing the main water storage tank in Pine.

Affordable Care Act did not nullify First Amendment rights

A letter that appeared in the April 8 issue is full of lies and misrepresentations of facts regarding hormonal contraception and comes from a purely religious viewpoint.

School board deserves thanks

I want to extend a public thank you to the Payson Unified School Board. Whether you agree or disagree with the decisions the board has made, it can’t be denied that the board members have put in immeasurable hours and much effort in trying to make the best decisions possible for our Payson students.

State budget neglects kids

We certainly don’t envy Gov. Brewer and the legislative leadership making like Solomon and cutting up the baby, with so many urgent needs competing for limited state revenues.

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Golfers qualify for state tourney

Longhorns third in strong Wickenburg Invitational field

Payson finished third among a strong, 13-school field in the 36-hole Wickenburg Wrangler Invitational at Wickenburg Country Club on April 4-5. The Longhorns shot a fifth state qualifying score on the back nine on the second day to secure a berth in the Division 3 state tournament on May 16-17.

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Dream of moving to Payson comes true for nail tech/stylist

A nail tech and stylist with an eye for detail has joined the Colorz Salon team.

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Griffin’s Propane expands to Payson

Gas company breaks ground for new facility near airport

Griffin’s Propane broke ground on a new Payson site last week near the airport that should be open by the fall.

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Let the trout stocking begin

Fishing season starts in Rim Country lakes and streams

Oh my. Oh my. It’s a stocking truck!

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Bigger bass stocked in Roosevelt

Arizona Game and Fish officials hope Florida fish will be answer to gizzard shad problem

They’re heeeeere ... But so far they’re just a wriggle and a prayer.

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Health events

The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter will be presenting Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle-Stage Caregivers from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 16, May 21 and June 18 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

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Woman’s bungled crime spree nets six years in prison

Young woman’s drug addiction spurred string of thefts, robbery

A 22-year-old Payson woman responsible for a host of crimes including driving the getaway car after her boyfriend held up a woman at an ATM was sentenced Monday to six years in prison.

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Fire season blazes into early start

The 2014 fire season flared into action this weekend, with a 175-acre blaze near Flagstaff underscoring the danger posed by the return of the drought.

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Budget signed

$9.2 billion plan defers action on CPS, offers small school boost

Gov. Jan Brewer last week signed a $9.2 billion state budget that grew out of a split-the-difference compromise between House and Senate Republicans.

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Medical director calls RCH staff, patients ‘family’

Dr. Mark Ivey, MD, officially became semi-retired last summer, but still makes rounds and sees patients at Rim Country Health where he serves as the medical director. He shares the duties with Dr. Jaber Abawi, MD, MRCP. Ivey is also the medical director for Payson Home Health.

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Officer hurt

DPS cop, wife in stable condition after motorcycle crash in Payson

Department of Public Safety Det. Terry Phillips and his wife are recovering after a motorcycle accident this weekend that nearly claimed their lives.

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Everybody wins with Rim Country Health

They say you can’t win them all, but the ones you do win can say a lot about you.

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Rim Country Health therapists coach patients on the road to self-sufficiency

Independence is a word rich with implications in thought and deed. For those who want to recover from stroke, a cardiac episode, a fall, a break, or even weakness after pneumonia or an extended illness, independence can mean the taken-for-granted act of getting dressed or the ability to request apple instead of orange juice.

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Business Showcase shows off Rim Country’s finest

This year’s Annual Business Showcase was a box office hit — a blockbuster. The theme “You Ought’a Be in Pictures” allowed exhibitors creative leverage, taking the showcase to a whole new level.

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Payson athletes impressive on Queen Creek track

Knauer, Clawson improve on prelims in 400 finals

Payson’s track team boasted some impressive performances at the Queen Creek Invitational on April 5.